Sean McVay: Last two weeks “have certainly been humbling” for Rams

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The Los Angeles Rams have lost their last two games to the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers by a combined margin of 59-26. The 31-10 win by the 49ers on Monday night was the fifth straight victory in the series by the 49ers over the Rams. It was a game the Rams weren’t really even competitive in as the 49ers seized control early and kept piling on throughout the night.

For a team that has added Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr. to their roster over the last two weeks as they try to load up for a run at the Super Bowl, the last two games have served as a sizable punch to the gut.

Rams head coach Sean McVay is disappointed with the way the last two games have gone for his team. However, he believes this is just an inconvenient bump in the road and that they will get things back on track moving forward.

“I think some of them were concentration lapses, guys just not making plays that they’re accustomed to, but certainly it was very uncharacteristic for a lot of guys and it wasn’t just one guy in particular, it was a handful of different guys,” McVay said to reporters of the mistakes against the 49ers. “And so everybody had a hand in this tonight. And that’s where we got to look at ourselves, look inwardly, first and foremost, and then be able to move forward accordingly. Because I choose to believe that these last couple of weeks are not who we are. I refuse to believe that even though you know what, you’re only as good as your last game. These last two weeks have certainly been humbling.”

Matthew Stafford was intercepted on consecutive drives to open the game for the Rams with Jimmie Ward getting both picks along with a 27-yard return for a touchdown that helped give the 49ers an early 14-0 lead. Los Angeles would also have two turnovers on downs as a failed fake punt and failed fourth down conversion late went against them as well.

Defensively, the Rams gave up two straight 90-yard drives to open the game that lasted a combined 29 total plays and resulted in touchdowns for the 49ers.

This performance comes on the heels of the Titans game that saw Stafford intercepted twice with one returned for a touchdown as well and the Rams trailing 28-9 before a late touchdown closed the final margin.

“We’re not playing complimentary football and that’s something that we’ve got to look at,” McVay said. “We’ve got to play better as a team and that’s why we’ve had the results that we have the last couple of weeks.”

The Rams now get the benefit of their bye week to try to assess the damage of the last few weeks and chart a path forward for the rest of the season. They’ll face a stiff test when they return to action in two weeks with a trip to face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

10 responses to “Sean McVay: Last two weeks “have certainly been humbling” for Rams

  1. The 90 yard drives were gut punches that combined with the early TOs put the Rams on the mat twice and though they did get up the fight was decided then. Rams better see what’s going on in film study very quick or the promise of the season will ripen and then rot before their eyes. IMO

  2. Pathetic team. Great, you have a bunch of talented individuals….never going to win. Need the meat and potatoes guys, which you lack because of the absurd contracts to the “stars”.

  3. The scary part is Stafford is looking like the QB we in the midwest remember him yo be
    which is he chokes a lot.

  4. Also humbling to many in the football
    media that have already declared The Rams Super bowl winners.

  5. The Manningcast last night, in addition to being fun to watch and informative compared to most NFL announcers, pointed out that the Rams simply could not seem to cover the middle of the field against the Niners, and the Niners kept banging that gong over and over again. Add to the fact that OBJ and Stafford did not appear to be on the same page on the early INT that Stafford threw, and the competitive aspect of the game was in fact over by halftime

  6. It‘s a team sport and a very complex one., so you can‘t just add pieces and expect everything to work out all by itself. Talent is an important factor if you want to be successful, but teamwork and being on the same page is just as important. They are still 7 and 3, but they have some interesting characters in the building that need to be reigned in to make the team aspect work. We‘ll see if it‘s enough to go all the way. Last year‘s Bucs only gelled after the bye, so the Rams might just be lucky to be on the bye next week. Maybe that helps…

  7. dananderson87 says:
    November 16, 2021 at 12:27 pm
    As a long suffering Lions fan, I saw this coming a mile away

    I guess trading Stafford away solved all your problems. Congratulations on finally figuring it out. 🙄

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